Thelma Lenora Pope, age 102, of Lamar, Missouri passed away February 06, 2019, at Cox Barton County Hospital.

Thelma was born September 07, 1916 in Jasper, Missouri to Fred W. Pugh and Lenora (Budd) Pugh. Thelma graduated from Jasper High School in the class of 1935. On September 3, 1938, Thelma married Gay Route Pope at the Jasper Methodist Church. She worked as a bookkeeper for Jasper Farmers Exchange for over 30 years; she began teaching Sunday School at Blue Sunday School and later at Jasper First Baptist Church for over 50 years and was a member of Jasper First Baptist Church.

Thelma is survived by one son, Richard "Dick" (Linda) Pope, Jasper, Missouri; a daughter, Saundra Loveall, Lamar, Missouri; five grandchildren, Julie (Mark) Dittmer, Kansas City, Missouri, Rick (Tracee) Pope, Liberty, Missouri, Gina (James) Hatfield, Jasper, Missouri, Jennifer (Matt) Coats, Billings, Missouri, Rob (Stacy) Pope, Jasper, Missouri; nine great-grandchildren, Zac Dittmer, Mason Hatfield, Halle Dittmer, Madelyn Hatfield, Austin Pope, Nick Pope, Nolan Coats, , Eli Coats, Brooklyn Pope.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Fred Walter Pugh and Lenora Pugh; her husband Gay Pope, siblings Frank Pugh, Phil Pugh, Helen McClintock, Walt Pugh, Raymond Pugh, and Daisy Cook; and a son in law Kenny Loveall.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Jasper First Baptist Church with burial to follow in Waters Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Friday at Jasper First Baptist Church.

Contributions are suggested to the Jasper Baptist Church or Waters Cemetery in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#5 Layton, UtahPiper&Jeff Blankinsh 2019-02-16 05:33
Saundra and family,
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love, comfort, and peace to you.
#4 Lamar , MoMinnie VoVillia 2019-02-11 10:27
It was a honor and privilege to have taken care of Mrs. Pope . She was a wonderful lady . She will be greatly missed. Minnie VoVillia.
#3 Jasper, MoPamela Leedy 2019-02-08 03:55
So sorry for your loss. She was a really sweet lady. My heart goes out to the family. May the Lord comfort you at this time. Hugs
#2 Lamar , MoMinnie VoVillia 2019-02-08 01:03
It was a honor and a privileged to care for a wonderful woman who lived a long life . Who also seen a lot in her life . Thelma will be missed greatly . She is in the Lord's hands now and smiling . Minnie VoVillia.
#1 Jasper MOVicky Ulmer 2019-02-07 21:08
Sorry to hear of Thelma's passing. She was a special lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

With Deepest Sympathy,

Rosa Cunningham and family

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